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Collaborative PhD scholarships in Child Health Technology

Collaborative PhD scholarships in Child Health Technology

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University are inviting applications for a collaborative PhD scholarship in the area of Child Health Technology, to start during 2019/20 academic year. The scholarship is jointly funded by Sheffield Hallam University and The Children's Hospital Charity, and is available for 3 years of full-time or 5 years of part-time study.

The focus of the call is for novel developments in Child Health Technology. This collaboration will enable the successful applicant to explore creative approaches to developing health technologies that align with national strategic priorities in child health and address an identified clinical need.


Applicants should have a clinical or specified healthcare professional background. See for full eligibility information.


Scholarships provide University tuition fees at Home/EU levels and an annual maintenance stipend at standard UKRI national minimum doctoral stipend rates (£15,009 per annum for 2019/20 full-time study, reduced rate for part-time).

How to apply

Please visit our website for further details on these scholarships, eligibility and how to apply.

Closing date for applications is 23:30 on 9 December 2019

Research at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust covers a wide range of clinical specialties, working with some of the country’s leading professionals in paediatric conditions. The Sheffield Children’s Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) opened in 2008 and was the first paediatric clinical research facility in the UK. We have over 300 research projects open in the Trust, ranging from highly complex clinical trials of investigative medicinal products to small pilot studies. Much of the research we undertake is funded wholly or in part by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and in 2018-19 our Trust was the top performing Trust in the region for recruitment to NIHR-badged children’s research studies. We are keen to grow our own researchers and support those who are at the early stages of their clinical research careers. Visit our website for more information on our research interests and the Trust.

Sheffield Children’s NHS FT hosts the NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) and the National TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) network. These networks support the development and spread of child health technology through partnership across the clinical, academic and private sector. NIHR CYP MedTech and TITCH has successfully supported funding calls, worked with SMEs to bring technology to the NHS and identified unmet needs leading to technology areas in key fields of paediatrics and child health.

Research at Sheffield Hallam in the area of child health encompasses a range of disciplines and approaches. We provide a multi-disciplinary research environment with expertise spanning engineering; materials science; biomolecular sciences and tissue engineering; design and co-design methodologies; the use and development of digital media and gaming applications for clinical applications; qualitative and quantitative approaches to understanding the patient experience; physical activity, exercise science and lifestyle interventions; and health and social care. See our website for an overview of some of our health technologies research.

Collaborative PhD scholarships in Child Health Technology

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